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Listen Now: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of Workplace Matters we look at diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace; the key elements in creating an environment where everyone feels represented, accepted, and has access to opportunities. Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield of Washington University in St. Louis has studied Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. We asked her to […]

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Mental Wellness Podcast

This episode of Workplace Matters centers around facing stress and adversity in more productive ways and how to support workforces, both on-site and remote to be more resilient. A system of support for employees give them the ability to better cope with negative experiences when they arise. But what is the best way to go […]

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Marijuana and the Workplace: Policies

This episode of Workplace Matters is a companion to our earlier episode “Marijuana and the Workplace: Introduction”. In this episode we look at what factors should be considered when revising or creating marijuana policies for a business. How should policies reflect or not reflect the changing litigation around marijuana, and what factors should be taken […]

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COVID-19 Employer Resources

The following COVID-19 resources are available to guide employers in our region: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work (06/2020) Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan (06/11/2020) Resuming Business Toolkit Guide to COVID-19 Guidelines, Information, and Websites Latest News from the CDC Print Resources (English, Spanish, and additional languages) Resources for […]

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New Podcast Available: Opening During COVID-19

This episode of Workplace Matters will look at health and safety measures and resources available for restaurants and retailers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Businesses that need to interact directly with customers have needed to make many changes to operate safely, and they have been some of the hardest hit businesses in the nation. We talked […]

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Fatigue Podcast

This episode looks at how fatigue affects workplace safety and health. Sleep is a necessary part of safety in the workplace and can be affected by many factors including workplace policies like shift work. Dr. Amany Farag discusses how fatigue and shift work affects nurses and the importance of emphasizing that all employees get their […]

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Employer Guide to COVID-19

Created through a collaboration of academic, business, and health experts, the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition provides practical tips and resources for employers to apply traditional Total Worker Health principles to pandemic response strategies. The guide covers the following topic areas: Ready to take action? Download the Total Worker Health Employer Guide: COVID-19 […]

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New Podcast: Mental Health During COVID-19

This episode of Workplace Matters looks at what employers can do to better their employee’s mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress has always been present in the workplace, but for many this time is especially stressful. How can employers ease that stress for their employees? We talked with Dr. Saba Ali, Professor of Counseling […]

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